The wine region … Bordeaux!

After Toulouse, we took the train north and headed for the Ardennes with Belgium and the Netherlands to follow. Once we hit Paris again the temperature plummeted and we were once again battling rain and wind with intermittent very hot days of 30 degrees plus. I have been staggered how changeable the weather is from […]

Here is the video about the wet part of our trip …

We have reached Toulouse, and the end of this particular ‘Trip’ chapter … I think I’ll call it Southern France (Take one). In a couple of days we are taking the train back to Paris and then we head north to sample the delights of Germany, the Netherlands etc. We are not really sure about […]

I’m writing this overlooking a French allotment (for those in NZ, this is a patch of ground rented by a person to grow vegetables. The allotment is clustered with other allotments in a sort of community garden situation, but the produce of each allotment belongs to the renter of that allotment … although produce is […]

Unfortunately, the weather has not yet cleared up and has in fact got colder and windier … although the thunderstorms have abated, which is a blessing at any rate! Due to these rather unpleasant conditions, and the consequent onset of serious marital disharmony that threatened the entire ‘gap year’ mission, we have temporarily aborted the […]

Vancouver is very cyclopolitan … and we loved it!

Great accommodation and excellent bike shop!

We love Portland … it is just gorgeous!